7-Eleven, Inc. is sponsoring the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation's to-go lunch distributions by providing 2,400 bottles of 7-Select water and a $20,000 cash donation to provide food insecurity relief to the Dallas community.
The Foundation will be distributing 200-250 meals each day on Tuesdays and Fridays through Sept. 4.
The meals will be primarily distributed to children from adjacent neighborhoods to the Youth Academy.
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The lunchtime pickup events are held at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex in Dallas.
"Food insecurity has become even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many children not having access to meals during the last few months of the school year or throughout the summer," Larry Hughes, Zone Vice President for 7-Eleven, said. "With the DISD school year starting up in the next few weeks, we hope these children and their families feel support by the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, 7-Eleven and other organizations in our local community. We are proud to be a part of this outreach initiative and provide assistance during this unprecedented time."
On Tuesdays, the Foundation will provide three to four days' worth of non-perishable food for families to take home. On Fridays, hot meals will be served.
The to-go lunches will be picked up in a drive-through setting outside the Globe Life Indoor Training Center in order to promote social distancing practices.
"We are very thankful for 7-Eleven's support of our lunch distribution initiative," Karin Morris, Executive Director of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, said. "7-Eleven's contribution to this program will help us provide nearly 2,000 meals to children and families in need."